Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

02nd January 2016 22:50:39 Hours

Gunners Salute Outgoing Colonel Commandant

Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) on Saturday (02) bade farewell to their Colonel Commandant, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe at the end of his military career, with a series of programmes at Regimental Headquarters in Panagoda.

The programme kicked off with Major General Hathurusinghe paying tribute to the fallen SLA war heroes at SLA War Heroes Monument.

A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour presented by SLA troops saluted Major General Hathurusinghe at the Parade Grounds after he was welcomed by Brigadier W.D.C.K. Costa, Center Commandant, SLA.

Planting of a tree sapling and an all rank lunch culminated the day’s proceedings.

At the end of the event, Major General Hathurusinghe was presented a memento on behalf of the officers and other ranks of the SLA.

Senior SLA officers, officers and other ranks participated in the event.